Let’s pretend words don’t have to be used in their original “religious” context. What phrase should I have used instead of “unnecessary evil”? I’m sure you understood the point I was trying to make regardless of my apparently “religious” choice of wording.
I’ll try to explain myself again, a society without religion, government, etc is perfectly capable of functioning and allowing the human race to grow and prosper. I’ll take it a step further, we as humans would be far better off without such institutions.
I get what you were trying to say, but I think you dug a little to far into my comments in an attempt to manufacture an argument. Also, good and evil (morality in general) are human constructs forced upon us and blindly followed by the general populace.
Good, prosper, est are the same. You are still projecting an idea of right and wrong, which is still a religious institution. I’m not getting hung up on the words, I’m talking about your concept. It just happens to be exceptionally ironic you used the term evil.
Right, good, better, nice, whatever you call it, the concept is inherently a religious institution.
Now, you could argue that people could procreate and live long lives and trigger fewer pain nerve endings, BUT ironically, you also lose the ability to tout it as good or assign any sort of value to that result.[/quote]
I should have listened to people who warned me about PWI being a cess pool…I stand by what I said, whether I’m explaining it in a contradictory way or not.
My post is a cess pool for pointing out a glaring logical inconsistency in your far fetched hypothetical?
What makes is a cess pool is people who use impossible to prove or disprove hypotheticals to declare their beliefs the right ones, while in the same statement contradicting myself and finally resorting to name calling when they get called on it.